Category: Legislative Updates


Legislature Adjourns for Summer Recess

The California Legislature wrapped up its work yesterday afternoon and adjourned for its month-long summer recess. This week, several policy committees held hearings to meet today’s deadline to hear and report all non-fiscal bills. The Legislature will reconvene on Monday, August 6. Upon their return, legislators will face a very busy four weeks of fiscal…

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Ballot Initiatives Influence State Budget and Policy, Budget Trailer Bill Bans Local Soda Taxes

The ability for local governments to impose taxes and fees on sodas and sugar-sweetened beverages was highly debated in the California State Legislature this week. Two trailer bills, SB 872 and AB 1838 were introduced to ban the ability for local jurisdictions to impose new taxes on groceries, which by definition includes sugar-sweetened beverages/sodas, until…

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Legislature Concludes Weeklong Floor Only Session

Today marks the deadline for the California Legislature to pass all bills out of their house of origin. Both houses maintained a significant bill load, working their way through over 80 bills each day this week. While some bills met their fate in their house of origin this week, many more were advanced onto the…

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Fiscal Committees Hold Suspense File Hearings

Fiscal Committees Hold Suspense File Hearings Today marks the deadline for fiscal committees to hear and report bills in their house of origin. Both the Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees reviewed a number of bills in Suspense File hearings this week. Below, we highlight actions of interest to CHEAC Members. An updated version of the…

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Fiscal Committees Face Deadline to Advance Bills Next Week

The Legislature maintained a busy hearing schedule this week, considering and taking action on a number of policy and budget items. Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees will hold suspense file hearings next week in order to meet the May 25 deadline for fiscal committees to hear and report to the floor all fiscal bills introduced…

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